The Active Living Research Translating Research to Policy Award recognizes innovative teams or individuals representing research, policy and/or advocacy who have had success in catalyzing policy or environmental change of relevance to youth physical activity, sedentary behavior and obesity prevention. Our goal is to celebrate achievements, understand how success occurs, and share these stories so others will be inspired to use or adapt new and effective approaches.
2008 Translating Research to Policy Award Recipient
Experience of Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 to Reduce Childhood Obesity
• Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
• Joe Thompson, M.D., M.P.H., Surgeon General of Arkansas, University of Arkansas
• Herschel Cleveland, J.D., Former Speaker, Arkansas House of Representatives
Read about the 2088 Award Recipients' translation story:
Full Published Article
Raczynski, J.M., Thompson, J.W., Phillips, M.M., Ryan, K.W., & Cleveland, H.W. (2009). Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Its Implementation and Impact on Child and Adolescent Body Mass Index. Journal of Public Health Policy, 30(S1), S124-S140.
Additional Award Recipients
- 2013 Award - Model Communities Initiative of Suburban Cook County, Illinois
- 2012 Award - Clark County, WA Public Health
- 2011 Award - New York City Active Design Guidelines
- 2010 Award - CATCH program
- 2009 Award - Incorporating Public Health in Transportation Planning